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Although an undeniably positive evolution, globalization has also had its negative influences on all areas of life, more specifically concerning both personal safety and the protection of investments located in critical areas around the globe. Security therefore, has taken the forefront in international, governmental and corporate strategies. A significant lack of sufficiently secure and safe conditions prevents and even jeopardizes economic developments and corporate expansion, and nowadays even sports events have become high-risk operations! There is a steadily increasing need for qualified Protection Operatives capable of providing services related to the protection of assets and VIPs such as experts, engineers, journalists and even UN employees, and countries, companies and organizations worldwide are currently reestablishing themselves in order to fill the void in the security field. Which brings the worlds second oldest - but most needed profession to the forefront: The Safeguard of a Master... Throughout history, the profession has been given as many names as there are cultures: Everyones imagination is easily roused by images of the Samurai or the Musketeer, and nowadays, many public figures around the globe have their lives to thank to their personal Bodyguard, Close Protection operative, VIP Protection officer, Executive Protection officer or PSD.

But whatever the title, in whatever culture, the qualities and abilities attributed to those working in this field are the subject of many heroic and epic tales, fairy tales and mysteries, and bestow upon these brave men and women an aura of a super-human nature.

The Israeli Protection Training Concept

Unfortunately, the state of Israel and its citizens have been subject to serious security concerns for many years already. From the experiences accumulated by Israelis and their colleagues worldwide, we have come to understand that a military background, especially with experience in a special operation unit may help us to cope better with combat issues. But this experience needs to be complemented with a rigorous training and instruction in order to prepare Proactive and Efficient Protection Operators and Specialists. The concepts and principles of Israeli Protection are derived from the factual assumption that the adversary has an advantage. This advantage is the element of surprise composed by four variables: Time - The adversary chooses the time of the assault. Place - The adversary chooses the place of the assault. Force - The adversary determines the amount of manpower and weaponry that will be used in the assault. Mode - The adversary determines the execution method of operation and the type of assault. These four variables make the adversary's advantage of surprise absolute. Therefore it is necessary that we educate and assimilate ourselves with the behavior and characteristics of our adversary. The Protection Operatives mission is to thwart the actions of the adversary. We must depend upon our preparedness, courage and ability to counter his aggression. The success of a Protection Operative has to be a must despite the conditions of uncertainty, changing surroundings and the element of surprise of the adversary. To succeed we prepare ourselves for diversity, as diversity is the threats main tool of aggression. Israeli Tactical Response and Combat Methods are essentially different from the methods of the Army: Military Units carry their long-range weapons overtly and ready for an engagement, while being able to carry high capacity magazines; these units are combatants and part of a larger team, which works as a single firing unit. This contributes greatly to the commitment and will of the combatant to enter into action Commitment and will are psychological trades of the military combatant. In contrast, the Protection Operative often works alone and has his weapon concealed. The Protection Operatives weapon is usually of limited range and ammunition capacity. In response to an incident the Protection Operative may have to enter into combat against several adversaries simultaneously. The incident may occur in a public place and endanger the lives of innocent bystanders. This requires a selective and precise aim of fire in order not to inflict injury to innocent people. The psychological elements, previously mentioned, can affect the Protection Operatives decision to enter into combat, due to his attempt to prevent loss of innocent lives. These issues have led to the development of our unique Training System. Our secret weapon is the development of the inner-strength of the Human Factor! Technology and accessories are always secondary or complementary.

Our system develops the pro-active approach method. The response speed and the ability to use the weapon effectively build and strengthen the determination. Our system enables to thwart aggression. We believe that training, instructing and preparing our staff is our duty and obligation to provide the best tools we can before we activate them in public assignments, especially in counter terrorism & anti-violent-crime efforts.

The various factors that have been analyzed together with the diverse experiences accumulated in Israel and in other countries, have led to an unquestionable conclusion: To improve the ability to deal with various situations of terrorism threats, violence and high pressure, we combine practical training, simulations of unusual situations, drills and training related to the emotional and psychological stress.

The aim of our instruction is not a Rambo- type of training; it includes many topics intended to improve the mental and physical functioning of the trainees. Our training takes place in a disciplined atmosphere, yet not under strict military conditions.

Effective instruction, knowledge and practice improve the mental and physical abilities, which affect the self-confidence of the trainees. Self-confidence improves their overall level of performance, while at the same time their awareness and motivation are significantly enhanced.

The continuous process required for the training of an experienced and efficient protector takes time and we do not presume to turn a trainee into an expert protector in a short period of training.

The International Security Academy modular course format enables trainees to enter our Protection Operative program in stages. By accumulating professional knowledge and experience in modular format, trainees are able to gradually improve their professional skills to fit the needs of their clients and the nature of crime in their own country.

We strive to minimize the participants expenses for our various courses, as we know that the trainees can later complete their knowledge in fields such as law, first aid, fire-fighting, etc.

In our courses, we prefer to focus on the subjects of our unique expertise and on the special techniques, skills and methods that we use for the qualifications of Israeli Security Personnel.

Classic VIP Protection Specialization

A specialized course designated for

Elite Protection Personnel & Management

from the Governmental & Civilian sectors
Special note We believe that the VIP Protection branch is the most important in the security field. Among all the various security fields, it requires the highest level of skills, know-how, practical experience, quality of people and seriousness, especially because the danger to a human life is the gravest and most immediate. Our graduates who work in the field of sensitive Installation's Security or securing valuables in transit or other Assets will be able to do so very efficiently, without any further training.

Classic VIP Protection Specialization

Duration - 4 weeks Our objective: To introduce the Israeli VIP Protection Concepts. To enable trainees to test their fitness and ability to work in the VIP Protection branch. To give the applicants or their employers a prognosis, in order to prevent dissatisfaction and unnecessary expenses from those who may achieve low scores in the VIP Protection Operative's course. To ensure that our trainees will have the basic knowledge, methods and skills that will allow them to both respond to and neutralize a wide variety of threats to the safety and well-being of the VIP they were hired to protect. To qualify, upgrade, sophisticate and enhance the operational capabilities of of the Protection operative as a member of the Protection Team in a wide range of environments. To enable each and every one of our trainees to continue giving reliable, efficient and professional services to their clients, mainly beyond the boundaries of their own region or country. Who should attend? Men & women between the ages 21 - 50 (No former experience required). What is so special in this training program? Combining practical and theoretical training methods. Incorporation of special training methods for development of the participants self-confidence and reaction capabilities under high stress situations. Coordination of subjects to develop Thinking, Initiative, and Motivation. Live practice and simulation. Our Training Programs are different, special and unique - we supply each participant with an unforgettable practical experience. We don't provide Rambo-style, but rather improve your mental and physical preparedness. Our training takes place in a disciplined atmosphere. Effective instruction, knowledge and practice improve mental and physical abilities. This will enhance self-confidence, and enable students to perform exemplary. Our trainees originate from diverse backgrounds, and participate to create amicable training relationships.

What will you achieve The training will qualify, upgrade, sophisticate and enhance the tactical capabilities and operational fitness of those who wish to work as .International Protection Operatives. A basic understanding of the collection and evaluation of intelligence as it relates to the principal and threat assessment. Familiarity with typical attacker profiles and actions, based on and including case studies of actual assassinations and attempts. Understand and practice scanning the surroundings for threats, in order to respond to them appropriately. Knowledge of the basic history of protective services and the ability to identify key concepts and terms of this unique segment of the security field. The information necessary to integrate all elements of an executive protection mission into a working field operation. The ability to undertake threat analysis, including evaluations of internal and external threats. The ability to successfully clear an area as safe from threats to the VIP. This process will be understood as part of an overall operation that involves movement by the VIP from one place to another. Understand and practice correctly for motions related to both pedestrian and vehicular movement. Understand and practice proper vehicle, person and room search techniques. Understanding the fundamentals of a protection team, in a manner that emphasizes team integration, cooperation and communication elements of a VIP protective mission. The ability to plan the safe arrival and departure of a VIP within the context of a VIP Protection Team mission. Understanding how to relay accurate information, such as descriptions and directions, to others in a protective service team. The ability to build effective professional relationships with the police, security personnel, the public, businesses and employees within their field of operation. The ability to undertake field operations involving vehicle and pedestrian movement, command center operation and static post assignments. Awareness of technical capabilities such as surveillance, detection and alarm equipment. Thorough understanding of how these mechanical and electronic assets can be integrated into Protection Team operations. Understanding the importance of proper staffing, the assignment of protective services and other security personnel as it relates to the protection of the VIP. Understanding of, and the ability to execute the necessary maintenance procedures of secured areas over extended periods where the VIP remains static. Understanding of the value of such relationships in terms of enhancing service to the client, as well as increased safety for the client and others assigned to the mission.

Israeli Classic VIP Protection - Concepts

Module 1 Our educational concepts HISTORY ATHENIANS Greek Gods were down-to-earth and less awesome than the remote gods of the East. Because they were endowed with human qualities and often represented aspects of the physical world - such as the sun, the moon, and the sea - they were closer to manlike and to the world they lived in. The Greeks, therefore, found spiritual satisfaction in the ordinary, everyday world. They developed a secular life free from the domination of a priesthood that exacted to pay homage to gods. The goal of education in the Greek culture was to produce citizens trained in the arts of both peace and war. SPARTANS Spartans believed in a life of discipline, self-denial, and simplicity. They were very loyal to the state of Sparta. Their purpose of education was to produce a well-drilled, well-disciplined marching army. Every Spartan, male or female, was required to have a perfect body. The goal of education in the Spartan culture was to produce soldier-citizens. ISRAELIS COMBINATION OF BOTH CONCEPTS OUR SECRET WEAPON - DEVELOPMENT OF INNER STRENGTH THE HUMAN FACTOR!

WHAT IS INNER STRENGTH? Inner strength is one of the most important characteristic of successful people. It is the basic foundation in a leader. Only those who have inner strength can lead from within. We define inner strength as the ability to withstand adverse situations based on mental and physical fitness. It encompasses situational awareness, readiness and willingness to persist in very difficult situations. The Israelis have been known to successfully formulate an inner-strength combination of the Athenian spirit and the Spartan physical toughness in their daily lives. Individuals with balanced inner-strength allow them to become solid leaders. The sources for personal inner strength are: confidence, spirituality, and mental strength. THE QUEST FOR INNER-STRENGTH This is an extensive practical training program initiated by ISA-Israel based on the real Israeli expertise, concepts, and methods to strengthen when coping with high pressure situations. ISA-Israel is the leading professional security academy concentrating in high-level personal security, close-quarter combat, and personal inner-strength development for many years. Infusing their core expertise, the ISA-Israel now created a unique Avant-Garde worldwide development program concentrated in personal inner-strength building. WHY SHOULD PARTICIPATE? A person in stronger mental and physical condition will have strong self-confident and will be able to cope successfully in high stress situations resulting from any personal crisis or any violent event. High self-confidence and self-esteem will guarantee improvement of personal behavior, self motivation, situational awareness, and pro-activeness. Thus, those critical elements will influence the quality of life of the individual. Inner-Strength development program prevents us to be victims of any unfortunate situations. It is intended for open minded persons (age 20 60), who wish to go beyond what they have gone so far. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PROGRAM? The austere environment and hostile atmosphere in Israel have vigorously trained its population to gain abilities to overcome and to adapt in high threat situations and extreme violence. The program combines simulated and dynamic training, and hands-on drills infused with psychological solutions and emotional resiliency training. Our primary objective is to provide our trainees with an unforgettable experience that is unique, a magnificent opportunity to develop and apply solid leadership strengths. The program is based on modules developed by ISA- Israel for many years in various countries worldwide for top security professionals trained by local instructors certified by ISA in Israel. We provide top qualified instructors, Israeli experts - former commanders in the Israeli Army and various highly skilled protective services and security organizations. ACHIEVEMENTS 1. Trainees will experience a deep, genuine change in long-term personal-development, personal transformation, with preparedness for future challenges. 2. Trainees will possess solid proactive sense, take-charge mode, and strong personal visions that serve as life guidance in decision making process. 3. Trainees will have supreme confidence, high self-esteem, and lucid state of mind. 4. Trainees will get steadfast improvement to function under pressure mentally and physically. 5. Trainees will feel renewed and will experience personal growth and highly motivated. 6. Trainees will improve self-control; they will be able to mitigate and overcome any intimidations which typically appear in the modern society. 7. Trainees will discover and sustain their personal inner strength.

Module 2 - The Adversary Types of Adversaries Motives Objectives The Adversary's modus operandi Stages of attack preparation How terrorist select target Basic Surveillance detection Methods of adversary intelligence gathering Defensive and preventive behavior methods Security Awareness Human behavior and threat analysis - Interpreting body language - Monitoring your environment Module 3 - The Protg Types of VIPs Relationships with the client, his wife, children, teenagers, secretary, etc. Briefing & Updating - VIP, family, assistants, secretaries, etc. Managing the Protg Module 4 - The VIP Protection Operative (VPO) Qualification Equipments Clothing Weapon selection, handling and concealment Holsters Fitness Training for VIP Protection Operatives Strength training Endurance training Speed training Agility drills Determination drills Module 5 - Surveillance detection Advanced Surveillance methods Surveillance vulnerabilities Identifying the adversary's information gathering Evading the adversary's information gathering Counter-surveillance Electronic surveillance Electronic counter-measures Analyses of past events Protection teams concepts, methods & tactics The role of a team leader officer in charge The difference roles within a close protection team Primary & secondary route plan Range of communication techniques to be used whilst on foot The attributes of an effective team Importance of knowing and using other team members abilities and skils

Importance of personal and team preparation The importance of effective communication within the close protection team Action can be taken to counter unwanted surveillance The role of a security advance party The purpose of reconnaissance Issues to be considered when conducting a reconnaissance Conduct a reconnaissance Effective communication within the close protection team necessary when dealing with incidents and dilemmas Importance of post security Security aspects in Hotels Module 6 - Israeli Unarmed Protection Methods (Krav Maga) Krav Maga means "Contact Combat" in Hebrew. It is the official martial art of the Israeli Defense Force and National Police, and the best training program for improving the functions under high stress situations, resulting from crises or violence. This method has been taught to thousands of civilians in Israel from all walks of life. Businessmen and housewives, old and young have all successfully learned this method, and through experience it has proven itself time after time to be extremely well-suited for the private citizen. Easy to learn, Practical & Effective, Easy to Retain Topics you will cover Hand-to-Hand Combat Types of attack Attack and Defense techniques Disarming the assailant - fire arms, knives, clubs, hand grenades, etc. Controlling, restraining and taking-down techniques Body search (routine & aggressive) Striking and throws Module 7 - VIP Protection Principals - Single Operation Security Circles Determining & choosing the operatives station Security situations - in residence, office, hotel, restaurant, transit (vehicle & flight) Israeli VIP Protection - Methods Module 8 - VIP Protection Situations in Motion - Walking Formations Emergency situations - identification and reaction - Single operation Types of Attack Immediate action drills Module 9 - VIP Protection situations In Motion - Single Vehicle use Operational embarking and disembarking Protection Team operation Concepts, Methods & Tactics Module 10 - VIP Protection in Motion - Walking formations - Team operation VIP Protection circles and structures - couple, team VIP Protection methods, situations & actions Module 11 - VIP Protection in Motion - Multiple/Convoy Vehicle use

Operational embarking and disembarking Two and three cars drills Motorcade planning & operation Convoy control Types of attack Types of ambush Anti-ambush drills Defensive tactics Attack scenarios practice Module 12 - Anti-Sabotage This instruction emphasizes on detection and prevention, not disposal, of explosive threats. Methods of search techniques are covered as well as preventive procedures to implement as policy in public buildings, including how to prepare for threat calls. Personality profiles of bomb threat callers and actual bomber motivations are explored in detail. While we do not expect to train bomb disposal technicians, we do hope to instill a sufficient level of knowledge so that our graduate is capable of offering intelligent advice to his employer, establishing basic safety procedures, and knowing what to do during a bombing incident. Types of Explosives Types of Explosive Devices Types of Mechanisms Types of Detonators; Home Made and Incendiary Devices Means in use by the adversary Methods of Concealment Booby traps, Mail-bombs, Car-Bombs Treatment of Mail, Parcels and gifts Search Procedures Methods of Search for Buildings, Vehicular Means & Explosive Devices Identification Module 13 - Fire Arms Training - Israeli Tactical Response Methods This training is designed to cover a broad spectrum of critical issues concerning the safe handling, carrying, and ownership of handguns. It covers the fundamental concepts of performing while under stress of combat situations and their aftermath. Mental aspects of training are covered in depth, as well as the psychological stress and how to deal with it. These principles have been taught to thousands of Israeli civilians, men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, and have proved to be extremely well suited for the private citizen as well as the law enforcement officer or soldier. Safety instructions Familiarity with the weapon and its parts Disassembling and reassembling the weapon Operational check of the weapon The instinctive (operational) shooting method Aiming and pointing 1-2 Hands shooting Drawing and cocking Shooting stances - standing/kneeling/turning Turning and shooting 360 degrees Braking and shooting while walking/running Overcoming Jams & Malfunctions Taking & using covers Multiple opponents

Salvo shooting Post effort shooting Comprehensive training and small arms doctrine - single operation Advanced methods - aggressiveness, decisiveness and speed Urban threat neutralization methods

Module 14 - The use of fire arms in VIP Protection (ranges & directions) Techniques for evacuation of the VIP from the line of fire - Single operation Techniques for evacuation of the VIP to close shelter Techniques for evacuation of the VIP to distant shelter Module 15 - The use of fire-arms in VIP Protection - Team operation Couple operation Team operation Simulation Exercises and practice Exercises -Trainees will escort VIPs thru crowded public places using walking formations.

Theoretical and practical exams for Graduation Physical fitness Determination Aggressiveness Combat spirit Courage Function under pressure Reliability and loyalty Initiative Tactical reasoning Emotional stability Integrity Candor Confidence Discretion Bearing Attention to Detail Responsiveness Flexibility Patience Commitment Order and discipline Decent appearance Unarmed combat Use of weapon Combat shooting Ability to work in a team Tactical reasoning